Bernard D. Berman is the President of Fifth Street Finance Corp. and a member of the Company’s Board of Directors. He is also a Partner of our investment adviser and serves on its investment committee. Mr. Berman is responsible for the operations of the Company. Prior to joining Fifth Street in 2004, Mr. Berman was a corporate attorney from 1995–2004, during which time he negotiated and structured a variety of investment transactions. Mr. Berman graduated from Boston College Law School. He received a B.S. in Finance from Lehigh University.